We're glad you're considering transferring to Rivier. Our Admissions Counselors are available to help make transferring to Rivier as easy as possible. For assistance, call (800) 447-4843 or (603) 897-8507.
“Transferring to Rivier helped transform me into becoming a leader and helped me build skills for my future.” – Mallory Johnson ’11, nursing major and transfer student
Transfer students are evaluated on the overall strength of their academic record. A minimum of 2.5 cumulative grade point average is preferred. Assessment focuses primarily on college work completed at accredited colleges and universities. We may consider your high school record if you have completed less than 12 credits on the collegiate level. We also consider your career goals, life experiences, extracurricular activities, and employment. Rivier has several scholarships available to transfer students.
Transfer Application Checklist
Letter of recommendation (Two for nursing students)
An official copy of high school transcript or official GED results. The high school transcript/GED is waived for applicants who have earned an associate degree or bachelor's degree.
Official copy of college transcript from each institution that college credit was earned.
SAT or ACT test scores if the applicant has earned less than 12 credits. Applicants 23 years or older are not required to submit SAT or ACT test scores.
NOTE: Nursing applicants please contact the admission office for additional requirements (1-800-447-4843 or
Rivier has articulation agreements in place with schools in the area to ensure that your credits transfer smoothly. Rivier has agreements in place with the following schools:
Great Bay Community College
Lakes Region Community College
Manchester (NH) Community College
Middlesex Community College
Mount Wachusett Community College
Nashua Community College
NHTI-Concord's Community College
Northern Essex Community College
North Shore Community College
River Valley Community College
St. Joseph School of Nursing
For more information on these articulation agreements, click
Rivier accepts up to 90 credits toward a bachelor's degree and up to 45 credits toward an associate degree. We will transfer your credits if you received at least a 2.0 average on a 4.0 scale and the course(s) is (are) deemed transferrable after an evaluation by the Rivier University staff.